Sabina Ott

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Sabina Ott
Born New York, NY
Nationality American

Sabina Ott is an American painter, sculptor, installation and video artist known for her broad range of work and her central role in the art world as teacher, administrator, and recently as the founder of the exhibition space Terrain, which invites artists to create installations and performances using the exterior of her Oak Park, Illinois home.

She earned both her BFA and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.


Exhibiting since 1985, Ott has participated in over 100 solo and group exhibitions at institutions in São Paulo, Brazil; Auckland, New Zealand; Melbourne, Australia; and many cities across the US. Her work is in numerous museum collections including The Whitney Museum of American Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Oakland Museum of Art. She has been reviewed in Art in America,[1] Art Forum, New Art Examiner, The New York Times[2] and The Los Angeles Times,[3] among other publications. She is Professor of Art at Columbia College in Chicago.

Ott has received a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artists Grant in 1990 and a Howard Foundation Grant from Brown University for research combining digital media and painting in 2001.


  1. ^ Westfall, Stephen. "Sabina Ott at Charles Cowles," Art in America, March, 1990; page 199.
  2. ^ Glueck, Grace. "Sabina Ott at Charles Cowles," New York Times, September 13, 1985.
  3. ^ Pagel, David. "Sabina Ott’s Gutsy Paintings," Los Angeles Times, January 15, 2000, calendar section/art reviews.